While at Northeastern, Jewell was named all-region along with two other teammates, and several of them also went in last week’s draft. While Jewell went in the fifth round, pitcher Dean Deetz was picked in the 11th round by the Houston Astros, who also took Ramon Laurean five rounds later.
It was quite the haul for the junior college, something that NEO coach Roger Ward said was a accomplishment for the program.
“I am very proud of all three of these young men,” he said. “As a coaching staff, it’s always humbling to have even one player selected, but this is the most I’ve had in my 16 years at NEO.”
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